THE PRESIDENCY: Elder Statesmen

Elder Statesmen are thrice welcome at the White House. For them and their years of wise achievement, President Coolidge has a sincere reverence. Some day, perhaps not far .from now, Calvin Coolidge may reasonably expect to be himself regarded as an Elder Statesman.* It was with unusual pleasure and a fervent handshake, therefore, that he last week welcomed into his office Elder Statesman Elihu Root of New York.

Together they passed out of a side entrance, followed a brick walk eastward to the White House, lunched téte-a-téte in the sombre State Dining...

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